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New method shows it is possible to grow bone for grafts within a patient's body
... The current approach currently used by orthopedic surgeons
to repair serious bone breaks is to remove small pieces of bone from a patient's rib or hip and fuse them to the broken bone. They use the same method to fuse spinal vertebrae to treat serious spinal injuries and back pain. Although this works well a...
Customized gene chip provides rapid detection of genetic changes in children's cancer
...pes of neuroblastoma are low risk, resolving after surgeons
remove the tumor, while others are much more aggressive. Identifying the correct risk level allows doctors to treat aggressive cancers appropriately, while not subjecting children with low-risk cancer to overtreatment. Cancer researchers have pinpoi...
Diamonds are a doctor's best friend
...d. Franks reported that they have already provided surgeons
at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) with DLC-coated knee implants for patients allergic to the metal used. Professor Joe Franks said: "We've also developed coatings that can be used for catheters and various medical implants that go th...
Premier global vascular surgery meeting in New York
...sentations from the world's most renowned vascular surgeons
with emphasis on the latest advances, changing concepts in diagnosis and management, pressing controversies and new techniques. TOPICS Vagus Nerve Stimulation for treatment-resistant depression (TRD) &the role of the vascular surgeon Endova...
Studies examine associations between provider characteristics and mortality rates in ovarian cancer
...tals with higher case loads or by more experienced surgeons
have higher survival rates after surgery for certa...l case volume and procedure-specific experience of surgeons
on outcomes after ovarian cancer surgery, Deborah Schrag, M.D., of the Memorial-Sloan Kettering Canc...
Unique equine cataract surgery offered on routine basis
...lication rate. To achieve the best results, the surgeons
borrowed several techniques regularly used in human cataract removal. The team adapted a human phacoemulsification machine for equine use, which breaks up a cataract through ultrasound. They combined this with a technique commonly used in remote Ind...
Plastic surgeons countdown first full facial transplantation
...rformed in France spread around the world, plastic surgeons
have continued to research how to make the first f...ed, scientific studies of their kind, U.S. plastic surgeons
demonstrated how to successfully complete a full facial tissue transplantation from one human body t...
Getting ACL tears to heal themselves
...peed the healing process. MORE: Until the 1970s, surgeons
tried to repair ACL tears by sewing the ligament ends back together, but the sutures nearly always failed. Murray, who became interested in ACL healing while pursuing a doctorate in materials science, wondered why this was so, and eventually went to ...
3D ultrasound device poised to advance minimally invasive surgery
...ir demonstration showed that the probes could give surgeons
a better view during human endoscopic surgeries in...copes are thin tubes with a tiny video camera that surgeons
can insert directly into the abdomen or chest through small incisions. "With our scanner, doctors co...
Identity theft, cancer detection among interactive demos at UH event
...lyzing blood flow that has the potential to assist surgeons
intissue remodeling, such as vein grafting after artery failure. Through a Science in Action contest, the general public will have an opportunity to answer a quiz on the research demonstrations to win software and hardware prizes totaling $5,000. ...
Pennsylvania researchers find liver transplants provide metabolic cure for rare genetic disease
...linary protocol established, Children's transplant surgeons
began performing liver transplants on MSUD patients in May 2004. Children's has performed 18 MSUD liver transplants since then. The study by Children's and the Clinic for Special Children involved 11 of these MSUD patients, including the original pat...
Bone and cartilage growth to blame for heart valve disease
...l of the world's leading cardiologists and cardiac surgeons
to provide a comprehensive review of recent advances in the treatment of valvular heart disease....
First high-flex knee replacement implant shaped specifically to fit woman's anatomy
...inistration, and will be distributed to orthopedic surgeons
to use next week. Dr. Aaron G. Rosenberg and Dr. Richard A. Berger, orthopedic surgeons
at Rush University Medical Center, were two of the 10 developer surgeons
who sought to address shape...
UAB researchers find two surgical interventions for preemies have same effectiveness
...and I believe that with the results of this study, surgeons
will continue to perform the operation they are most comfortable with, but we hope it spurs discussion of alternative operations with scientific non-bias." "This is the first clinical trial to compare to two different emergency surgical treatments i...
New materials developed for vascular graft
... the different structures. For more than 30 years, surgeons
have used Teflon as a conduit or "artery" for such operations. Teflon is inert and once implanted in a patient, remains forever. However, this can lead to complications, especially in small diameter grafts in the arms, lower legs and coronary arterie...
Brain-computer link lets paralyzed patients convert thoughts into actions
...with a similar injury, had the sensor implanted by surgeons
at the University of Chicago in April 2005 and was followed by researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Cyberkinetics. Although his device initially had electrical problems, these were repaired and he was able to learn to control ...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- July 19, 2006
...cataract operations performed worldwide each year, surgeons
either stitch the tiny incisions with nylon sutures, or allow the incisions to self-seal. Both techniques have drawbacks. Sutures carry a risk of infection, inflammation, and unwanted formation of new blood vessels. Self-sealing carries a risk of i...
U of MN uses robotic surgery techniques in cardiac cell therapy research
...equires less time under anesthesia. It also offers surgeons
a magnified view of the heart and allows them to target the cell infusion more precisely. Harald Ott, M.D., co-leader of this study, now a surgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, pointed out, "Currently these types of cell ther...
Slow brain waves play key role in coordinating complex activity
... activity measured up to a week beforehand so that surgeons
can localize important areas they need to avoid, such as centers of language, vision or motor activity. The goal of the UC Berkeley-UCSF Intracranial Project is to use high-gamma waves to produce a finer map of the brain to guide neurosurgeons durin...
Images develop clinical applications for new DESI technology
... developed. "This technology could be used to aid surgeons
in precisely and completely removing cancerous tissue," he said. "With these images, we can see the exact location of tumor masses and can detect cancerous sites that are indistinguishable to the naked eye." Current surgical methods rely on the trai...
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